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|Artisan Name||Brent Gurtek|
|Artisan Category||Longrifles, pistols and fowlers|
"I've been making muzzle loading firearms, full time, since 2001 and have come to specialize in Lehigh Valley & Susquehanna guns, as well as hybrids of the two schools. My guns are fairly traditional and, respecting their level of craftsmanship, lay within the norm for the average American maker of the early 19th century, - and priced to reflect this. (I'm not up there with Mark Silver, Ian Pratt, Hershel, Jack Brooks, Jim Kibler, etc. But still, my guns are pretty cool.)
|Company||French River Muzzle Loaders|
|Address||1873 Korkki Road|
Duluth Twp., MN 55804